Partner - Adelaide
Michael has more than 20 years experience in the legal profession. He also has an accounting degree, and has a highly developed understanding of the legal and commercial issues that commercial parties must overcome to successfully recover money owed to them.
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Michael specialises in corporate and personal insolvency law. His main focus is directed toward recovery of money and assets out of commercial trade or finance transactions both in Australia and internationally.
Michael regularly defends and prosecutes the claims of liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy, and has conducted numerous court actions as counsel at all levels, including the High Court. More recently, Michael's work has involved him working closely with lawyers and insolvency professionals in the US, Europe and Asia.
Michael is a tenacious litigator when required, but prefers to assist companies and financiers generate favourable business outcomes whilst keeping technical legal issues and protracted court disputes to a minimum.
Michael completed the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia's (IPAA) Advanced Insolvency Course in 1992 and was one of the first lawyers in Australia to be admitted to full membership of the Association.